Build Multi-use Turf Fields in Charles County

Build Multi-use Turf Fields in Charles County

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Southern Maryland Athletic Alliance started this petition to Board of Charles County Commissioners

Charles County is in need of multi-use synthetic turf fields in our county. Parks and Rec and other sports organizations can utilize this type of field to benefit the youth athletes in our county all year long. Whether we replace existing fields at existing space or add them to new locations, the addition of turf fields will increase the field capacity our growing county has to support a variety of local athletic clubs and sports.  

Why turf?

  • Synthetic turf can be utilized around 3,000 hours per year with no “rest” required, more than three times that of natural grass.
  • The cost of installing and maintaining a synthetic turf sports field over a 20-year period (including one replacement field) is over three times less expensive per event than the cost of a grass field over the same period of time.
  • One full-size synthetic turf sports field saves 500,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of water each year.
  • Eliminate the need for harmful pesticides and fertilizers, which has significant health and environmental implications.
  • Synthetic turf helps reduce noxious emissions. The EPA reports that a push mower emits as much pollution in one hour as 11 cars and a riding mower emits as much as 34 cars.
  • A 2004 NCAA study among schools nationwide comparing injury rates between natural and synthetic turf; the injury rate during practice was 4.4% on natural turf, and 3.5% on synthetic turf.
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